GNU Webster's 1913
- v. (Naut.) to turn to windward and beat, to prevent falling on a lee shore.
“It was a dangerous adventure, and the second landing revealed the danger, for while the Caroline was trying to claw off the land again a Spanish guarda-costa lugger came gliding round the point with all sail set.”
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